Using Serial Numbers on Items

Serial Nos. is unique value assigned on each unit of an item. Serial no. helps in tracking item's warranty and expiry details. Generally high value items like machines, computers, costly equipments are serialized.

To serialize Purchase Items, the "Has Serial No" on the Item Master must be checked.

This can be ticked during item creation. On this, you can set a Serial No. series or leave blank if you need to explicitly mention Serial Nos for the item.

One way of adding Serial Nos. is during item receiving / issuing purchase receipt.

If purchased items are received with Serial Nos. applied by manufacturer, you can follow same Serial No in ERPNext as well. While creating Purchase Receipt, you shall scan or manually enter Serial nos. for an item. On submitting Purchase Receipt, Serial Nos. will be created in the backend as per Serial Nos. provided for an item. If using OEM' Serial No., then in the Item master, Prefix should not be mentioned for serializalization.

1. On submission of Purchase Receipt or Stock entry for the serialized item, Serial Nos. will be auto-generated.